UPCOMING GIGS

  • Sept.30,2017 All That Jazz & More, at the Minden Legion
  • Aug. 5, 2017 Private Party, Carnarvon, ON
  • Aug. 4, 2017 Music by the Gull, Minden, ON
  • Aug. 2, 2017 The Nice Bistro, Whitby ON
  • May 17, 2017 The Nice Bistro, Whitby, ON
  • April 29, 2017 Minden Cultural Centre, Minden, ON
  • March 24,2017 The Old Mill Toronto, Home Smith Bar
  • Feb.26,2017 San Pancho Music Fest. Mexico
  • Nov.5, 2016 Radio Hall, CanoeFM, Haliburton, ON
  • Nov. 2, 2016 le Nice Bistro, Whitby, ON
  • Sept. 4, 2016 The Red Umbrella Inn, Minden, ON
  • July 26, 2016, Head Lake Park, Haliburton, ON
  • Jan. 29, 2016, The Home Smith Bar at the Old Mill, Toronto
  • Oct.23, 2015 Gate 403
  • Sept. 9 The Nice Bistro, Whitby, ON
  • August 22, Gate 403, Toronto
  • August 14, Music by the Gull, Minden, ON
  • July 29 Hugh's Room, Toronto
  • June 13, Gate 403,Toronto

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

OH HAPPY DAY

Toronto has two things to celebrate. maybe i'll even write a song about it....
first the Grey Cup - the grand and famous prize of the canadian football league (i'm not a football fan by any stretch, but still, the team won for the city). 
but a grander and more wonderful prize is that our illustrious mayor, who is the most embarrassingly incompetent and uneducated person ever, has finally slimed his way out of his job.  no more Ford!!!
Hooray and hallelujah, you had it coming to ya
goody goody for you
goody goody for us
and i hope you're satisfied, you rascal you.  (ok, somebody else wrote that song, but it fits, except that the person here is much worse than a 'rascal'.)
MORE IMPORTANT NEWS: i'll be picking up my new CD this week, and making plans for the release party. (the cover has changed from a recent post; now using the picture here).

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I THINK, THEREFORE I SINK

Me-Sysiphus despairing of the mountain of work

View from the top of the Music Mountain

Piano Legs (Don't Let Me Down)
got some pics of the sculpture/collage that presently sits on top of my piano. I think it's a good representation of me and my musical goals. There I am - pensive, - at the bottom of the mountain(pic one) - just like Sysiphus. And there's the huge pile of obstacles I have to overcome before I get to be the happy piano player at the top. (pic 2 taken from atop the mountain). The obstacles are many: practice, for one; second, the mathematical formulae of music theory that have thus far not revealed themselves to me; then the mind stupor that sets in when I sit on the piano bench, and which blocks all musical ideas or influences - that's #3; and always present - the tedious and unoriginal flaw: the fear of success. Four for bore. You might be wondering why legs are on the mountain. Well, one needs legs to climb, n'est-ce pas? And also, eventual success on the piano requires a leg-baring pose, in my estimation (pic 3 with the bird of music). So I'm just reminding myself. So simple, and so simply overwhelming; the trees that block the forest; the head that thinks too much; the pan pipes that bewitch me... I hope for divine intervention....

Friday, November 16, 2012

it's de-lovely

ok, it's sunny out, and at this time of year, one hates to waste time inside at a computer, but i have to show you all the new cd-to-come front cover. we're getting there! the wee blue fish is just for the swim of it. and then we'll be taking over the world. reeling you all in, as it were, or may be, forever and ever, amen.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

le session

got into the recording studio last sunday, which was great. sometimes i wish i didn't have to rush the way i do (money would help there), but we did get a lot done in two hours - 7 tunes to be exact. the luxury of funding would be sooooo nice.... so we played, then we had a couple of beers, then we adjourned to my place and had some more laughs. great guys - all pictured here with me in the pub. (l-r john deehan, ron johnston, mike allen -wonderful musicians all) gotta get the cd out now
oh, i forgot to mention hallowe'en. i was a pizza slice.